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Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia

Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in dire conditions after Balkan countries shut their borders, many of them at the overwhelmed border town of Idomeni.

Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
A child holds a plackard during a protest at the makeshift camp at the Greek Macedonian borders near the village of Idomeni on March 19, 2016 where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded. Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in dire conditions after Balkan countries shut their borders, many of them at the overwhelmed border town of Idomeni. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
Children sit by a banner during a protest at a makeshift camp at the Greek Macedonian borders near the village of Idomeni on March 19, 2016 where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded. Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in dire conditions after Balkan countries shut their borders, many of them at the overwhelmed border town of Idomeni. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
A family sits by their tents at the makeshift camp at the Greek Macedonian borders near the village of Idomeni on March 19, 2016 where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded. Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in dire conditions after Balkan countries shut their borders, many of them at the overwhelmed border town of Idomeni. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
A Greek policeman looks at Macedonian police officers closing the border gate after a train passed, at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on March 19, 2016 where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded. Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in dire conditions after Balkan countries shut their borders, many of them at the overwhelmed border town of Idomeni. Turkish and EU leaders on Friday agreed a 'historic' deal for curbing the influx of migrants that has plunged Europe into its biggest refugee crisis since the end of World War II. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
Refugees hug after disembarking from an ship of the Greek coast guard in Mytilene, the port of the northern island of Lesbos, on March 19, 2016. Greece scrambled to begin the massive task of implementing an historic EU-Turkey migrant deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East. A key part of the agreement will take effect from Sunday midnight when all migrants arriving on the Greek islands will be designated for return to Turkey, a Greek government source told AFP. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
Refugees and migrants disembark from an ship of the Greek coast guard in Mytilene, the port of the northern island of Lesbos, on March 19, 2016. Greece scrambled to begin the massive task of implementing an historic EU-Turkey migrant deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East. A key part of the agreement will take effect from Sunday midnight when all migrants arriving on the Greek islands will be designated for return to Turkey, a Greek government source told AFP. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
A man shows a document written in Arabic which informs on closed borders at a makeshift camp of the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on March 19, 2016 where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded. Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in dire conditions after Balkan countries shut their borders, many of them at the overwhelmed border town of Idomeni. Turkish and EU leaders on Friday agreed a 'historic' deal for curbing the influx of migrants that has plunged Europe into its biggest refugee crisis since the end of World War II. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
Refugees and migrants board the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry at the port of Mytilene, on Lesbos Island, on March 19, 2016. Greece scrambled to begin the massive task of implementing an historic EU-Turkey migrant deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East. A key part of the agreement will take effect from Sunday midnight when all migrants arriving on the Greek islands will be designated for return to Turkey, a Greek government source told AFP. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
Refugees and migrants board a bus from Moria camp to Mytilene port on the northern island of Lesbos, on March 19, 2016. Greece scrambled to begin the massive task of implementing an historic EU-Turkey migrant deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East. A key part of the agreement will take effect from Sunday midnight when all migrants arriving on the Greek islands will be designated for return to Turkey, a Greek government source told AFP. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees trapped on the border between Greece and Macedonia
Tents are set up on a train station at the makeshift camp of the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on March 19, 2016 where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded. Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in dire conditions after Balkan countries shut their borders, many of them at the overwhelmed border town of Idomeni. Turkish and EU leaders on Friday agreed a 'historic' deal for curbing the influx of migrants that has plunged Europe into its biggest refugee crisis since the end of World War II. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)